See A.A. Bondy Tomorrow Night

October 5th, 2010

Scott Bondy was a member of the early-’90s Birmingham, Ala., band Verbena. When they broke up several years ago, he emerged through Verbena’s distorted-guitar, Southern-grunge sound with a new first name—A.A.—and a different musical focus—blues, folk and country but with his same smooth voice. He cut his first solo album, American Hearts, in home studios in Mississippi and upstate New York. Pleased with the results, Bondy recorded another disc filled with taut storytelling, When the Devil’s Loose, which came out about a year ago. He’s been on tour since just after Labor Day, so you know A.A. Bondy (above, playing “O the Vampyre” for Indie 103.1 FM in L.A.) will be in fine form when he plays The Bowery Ballroom tomorrow night.